Is there anyone out there who helps others without expecting anything in return?

@inkyuboz (1288)
Mandaluyong City, Philippines
March 26, 2009 11:09pm CST
I know that in this crazy world of ours, it's fairly uncommon to know these kinds of people. I haven't encountered anyone yet who have this exact trait and I wish that there would be someone who can sincerely offer help without any promise of reward. Do you know anyone who does this? Is it possible to have a world with people helping each other with no other motives than to just help? Let's discuss this matter.
5 responses
@Trensue (5254)
• United States
27 May 09
I expect to feel better about myself when it is all said and done. I like to end the day thinking that the world is a better or kinder place because I did something today. However, I find it harder and harder to feel encouraged and keep going. It is like I am heading a different direction than the rest of the world. I am sure it is not true, but I often feel that way.
@cuttyrish (2663)
• United States
27 Mar 09
me, there are some times when i do help others without expecting anything in return. i was always taught as a kid, if you help others, you will have good karma, or something nice will happen to your life, in the near future. it we do goodness to others, we will get goodness from others as well (not necessarily from the person who we help).. i do help my friend sometimes, in their projects or sometimes assignment, when they ask for my help, and i do not ask them for anything in return.. i do not tell the answer that quick though, i help them understand the problem, so that they can do it their own, or provide them resources that help them understand the problem. and i have also lent alot of people, some money but i did not ask them to pay me back, since i know that they do not have enough money yet..
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
27 Mar 09
Hi inkyuboz! I know that it is uncommon, but I love to help people who are in need! It just makes me feel good and useful! I will help someone if I can and certainly don't ever expect anything in return. I helped my neighbor years ago who was dying of cancer. His son didn't want me to help his father because he thought I was after his money or something, but I wasn't after anything. His father had been my neighbor for many years and I really loved him and cared about him and tried to make his last days as comfortable as I could in spite of what his son said! And one day I was walking down my hill and I saw an elderly couple unloading suitcases out of their car and they looked like they were having trouble carrying them so I stopped and asked them if I could help! I carried them into their house and they offered to take me to lunch someday! Well, of course it never happened, but again I just wanted to do a good deed and it made me feel so great knowing that I was helping people that were in need!
• United States
27 Mar 09
I do try to help others without looking for anything in return. I agree that this is very hard to come by in today's times. I also think that I could help people more than I do. I think that we have been taught to expect something in return for our help and that we have become very greedy. I believe that this is why more people do not try to help other and expect nothing in return. Another thing might have also occured. Some people have helped others and the ones that they have helped do not appreciate their help and end up hurting the person who helped them. This might also discourage people from helping others in the future. I think that we should all try to help others because in the end, we are left feeling better about ourselves after we have helped.
@beachstarz (1092)
• United States
27 Mar 09
Hi inkyuboz, Yes we help people out without any other motives other then to help. We do it all the time . We live in a little fishing village in Mexico where there are alot of poor families . It's a place that we love , and love the people here. We always find ourselves helping in whatever way we can . We do get something back though . We get back the feeling that we have done right , and have helped someone , that alone is reward.